Fellowship of Heretics Daily Devotional: October 17, 2016 — I was sick, and you cared for me



Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Director Beth Foster

“When you decide that you care for your family, but not the people over there who may be hungry, you are complicit to their hunger. Do you understand this? The subjective decision that you are here for yourselves first and foremost must be reckoned with, finally, if you are to ascend in consciousness.” — “How to Deal with an Atrocity,” a Channeled Lecture by Paul Selig before an audience in Calgary, Alberta, on Sunday, June 12, 2016, the morning after the shootings in Orlando, Florida

Who are we here for? Are we here for ourselves and our families, or also for all the other creatures — human and non-human with whom we are currently bound up in this thing called life on planet Earth? Where do we end and others begin? Is it enough if we are able to have health care for ourselves? For our families? Or does our responsibility, our need, our happiness and our good health extend to ensuring that all others have the same access?

Today’s Action: Is there someone you know who needs additional care today? Do you need additional care? Find someone in need of care — whether it is you, or a neighbor or a co-worker and provide it. Perhaps you need to make yourself a cup of herbal tea and turn in early tonight to fight that cold you feel coming on. Maybe you need to take a pot of soup to a neighbor who is recovering from an illness. Maybe you need to take that neighborhood cat in to be spayed. Whoever it is you know who needs a little extra TLC today, provide it.

Today’s Sharing: We’d love to hear about who you cared for today. Share your stories on our Facebook page at facebook.com/holyhereticzine.

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